I’ve been teaching preschool at home the past four years.
We started homeschooling our older daughter when her baby sister was born–it didn’t make sense (for our family) to pack up a newborn twice a day for Mother’s Day Out drop-off and pick-up. We decided to try doing school at home for a year, and it’s been the perfect fit for our family schedule! Now here we are four years later, getting ready for a second child’s pre-Kindergarten year (and 2nd grade for Addie).
Because I was an elementary school teacher before having children, I have lots of experience with planning lessons and personalizing learning activities for children of all ages. But I firmly believe that all parents are qualified to teach their own children! (See this earlier post for my thoughts on homeschool qualifcations.)
Parents choose homeschool preschool for a variety of reasons–here are some resources to help you get started!
Previous Posts from Lone Star Signers:
* Tot School: Material Must-Haves, Choosing Themes, Finding Great Books, Online Resources & Printables, Putting It All Together
* Toddler Activities: Straws & Cheese Container, Simple Sensory Bin, Muffin Tin & Counters
* The Power of Individualized Learning
* Teaching Colors to Preschoolers
* Easy as ABC: Teaching the Alphabet to Preschoolers
* Our Favorite Math Toys
* Homeschool Routines: January 2015, Morning, Afternoon
* Are Homeschool Groups Right For Your Family?
* Why We Stay Home on Mondays
* Five Steps to Become a More Successful Homeschooler
* Classical Conversations
* Saxon Math, Geography, Literacy, Read-Alouds
* Kindergarten: Our Decision to Homeschool, Transition to 1st Grade
* 1st Grade: Planning, Curriculum Choices, First Quarter, Halfway
* 2nd Grade: Planning, Curriculum Choices, Halfway
I also love to equip new homeschool parents through our Tot School Workshops! We offer online workshops once a month for families who are interested in learning more about doing preschool at home. Please let me know how I can help you find the best resources for your family!